BLUE MOON OF KENTUCKY

The History of Rock Music (songs)

Blue Moon of Kentucky

 

Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining

Shine on the one that’s gone and proved untrue

Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining

Shine on the one that’s gone and left me blue

It was on a moonlight night

The stars were shining bright

And they whispered from on high

Your love has said good-bye

Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining

Shine on the one that’s gone and said good-bye

Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining

Shine on the one that’s gone and proved untrue

Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining

Shine on the one that’s gone and left me blue

It is on a moonlight night

The stars shining bright

They whispered from high

Your love has said good-bye

Blue moon of Kentucky keep on shining

Shine on the one that’s gone and said good-bye

William Smith Monroe (1911- 1996) a descendent of President James Monroe, was born in Kentucky. He grew up singing and playing the guitar, until he formed his own band, together with his brothers
In 1946 he wrote this song which was to become the official Bluegrass song of Kentucky
In 1986 – on the occasion of his seventy-fifth birthday, US Senate passed a resolution honouring “his many contributions to American culture and his many ways of helping American people enjoy themselves.”
When asked about the story behind the writing of “Blue Moon Over Kentucky,” Bill Monroe said that he wrote it in the car on the way home from one of his frequent trips. from Kentucky to Florida because he had always wished to write a song about the moon he could always see over Kentucky.

luna

TRADUZIONE IN ITALIANO:

Luna blu del Kentucky

Continua a splendere luna blu del Kentucky
Spendi su quella che  è andata via  dimostrandosi infedele
Continua a splendere luna blu del Kentucky
Spendi su quella che  è andata  via lasciandomi  così triste

Era una notte di luna
e le stelle che splendevano lucenti
mi sussurrarono da lassù:
il tuo amore ha detto addio

Luna blu del Kentucky continua a splendere
Splendi su quella che  è andata via e mi ha detto addio

 

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